June 10, 2017
California Endive Farms
15 Poppy House Rd
Rio Vista, CA

What an exciting time for California Endive Farms and Rio Vista. California Endive Farms has added a curly bright yellow Endive to the family and has expanded its facility. Rio Vista has been named the fastest growing City in Solano County and many new residents joining our growing community have not enjoyed the Endive Experience. Solano County and beyond, this is a perfect road trip, ending in dinner, music, entertainment, and a chance to tour one of Solano County’s unique treasures.

“So Special…It’s Grown Twice”
Endive is one of the most difficult vegetables in the world to grow, requiring a two-step process before it is ready to be enjoyed. The first growth takes about 150 days in the field, where the chicory plant grows from seed into a deep root. Tops of the leafy plant are then cut off, roots dug up, and placed in cold storage, where they enter a dormancy period. As demand necessitates, roots are removed from cold storage for their second growth, which takes 20 to 28 days in dark, cool, and humid forcing rooms, similar to mushroom growing. Thus, endives are available year-round.

The endives (pronounced on-deev) will come out of cold storage on June 10, 2017 for the 4th Annual Rio Vista Endive Experience Fundraiser, sponsored by the Rio Vista Lions Club and California Endive Farms. California Endive Farms will offer tours of the unique growing facility and guests will be treated to our local Chefs bringing their best endive recipe. Don’t miss an evening in Rio Vista enjoying entertainment, a great dinner, wine, and homemade cobbler.

Individual tickets available at Pets 4 All or Eventbrite, or Contact Constance Boulware.

Ticket Prices: General $55.00, Reserved Individual Seating $60.00, or Reserved Table for 8 $550.00, or Reserved Table for 10 $650.00.

Ticket Price Includes: Dinner – New York Steak or Chicken, au gratin potatoes, endive salad, wine and dessert.
Facility Tours: 4:15 to 5:15
Entertainment: Comedian Sandra Risser and Guitarist Roger Kohn
Plus 10 Free Raffle Tickets
Dessert & Live Auctions
Reserved Table Price Includes: All of the above plus additional wine and raffle tickets, VIP seating and recognition in the program, website, and other media.

Contact Constance Boulware for individual tickets or to reserve a table at constance.boulware@yahoo.com or (707) 639-7175.